Jules Besnainou

Jules leads the Cleantech for Europe initiative. As a director at Cleantech Group, he advises the world’s foremost cleantech investors, corporates and governments, helping them assess new innovations and reach climate leadership. After starting his career in San Francisco and London, he moved back to France to head the group's EU presence and clients. Jules graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris.

Lucy Chatburn

Lucy is a manager in the consulting team at Cleantech Group, where she works with global clients to explore market opportunities and new business models enabled by clean technology, or to engage innovation for more sustainable operations. Lucy is based in Italy and has previously lived and worked in the UK, France, Spain and Turkey. She is a graduate of the University of Bristol and IESE Business School.

Sofia Karagianni

Sofia is an EU qualified lawyer, and leads policy analysis at Cleantech for Europe. Before joining the Cleantech Group, Sofia worked on EU climate and financial policy matters with a leading US international law firm in Brussels. Sofia is a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum and is passionate about diversity and inclusion, having co-founded two initiatives focusing on women’s economic empowerment.

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At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.
At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with people based in London, Paris and Boston.
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Established in 2015 by Bill Gates and a coalition of private investors concerned about the impacts of accelerating climate change, Breakthrough Energy supports the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero emissions.

We are building on the proven model of public-private partnerships that Gates has already used to transform health, education, and public welfare around the world. Breakthrough Energy is a network of entities and initiatives, including investment funds, nonprofit and philanthropic programs, and policy efforts linked by a common commitment to scale the technologies we need to achieve a path to net zero emissions by 2050. We are encouraging the development of new net-zero energy technologies, championing policies that speed innovation from lab to market, and bringing together governments, research institutions, private companies, and investors to expand and enhance clean-energy investment.
We thank our community for their engagement in this initiative
jacques delors instituterenewable hydrogen coalitionclimate & strategy partnersnegative emissions platformdanish technical universityeit inno energyepico klima innovation